LIBYA

Regime Continues to Batter Misrata

At least six people were declared dead by midday in Misrata on Sunday and dozens more were reported injured—all after Libya's deputy foreign minister, Khaled Kaim, promised a cease-fire in the devastated city. Muammar Gaddafi's regime continued to crack down on rebels through the afternoon, firing hundreds of missiles at the city via multi-barrelled rocket launchers and tanks. Kaim had agreed to pull back troops and let tribal leaders try to negotiate access to the port with the rebels, giving the tribes a 48-hour window to reach out to the rebels. But tribal leaders have not yet confirmed any intervention, and many rebel leaders believe the move was a trick to make the siege in Misrata look like civil war and thus prevent NATO from aiding the rebels.